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What does MacBinary Format do in Fetch? (2 posts)

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  • Started 10 years ago by Tiggertoy
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Tiggertoy Member

    I was uploading a protools sesssions file and found that I have to pick MacBinaryII format in order for the resource fork to survive.

    Question: By choosing that format, does fetch actually convert the file to MacBinary? What exactly happens to the file?

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, when you choose MacBinary III format Fetch encodes the file in MacBinary III as it uploads. That means that anyone who downloads the file has to decode it (some web browsers, such as Mac Internet Explorer, do that automatically). So MacBinary is not the format to choose for uploading web pages or other files that are meant for non-Macs, but it's a good choice if the file has a resource fork and will only be downloaded by Macs.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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